Oct. 2 (Mon), Armistead Maupin, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Seeing Agon

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Seeing Agon with Heather Watts, Center for Ballet and the Arts (East Village), 530pm

Ballerina Heather Watts performs George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky’s Agon in a one hour rehearsal style lecture-demonstration. Featuring Unity Phelan and Calvin Royal III. Free. RSVP.

Kaveh Akbar Book Launch Party, Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, 7pm

Kaveh Akbar celebrates the launch of his debut poetry collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf. Free. RSVP.

Pen Out Loud: Boundaries and Borders, Strand Book Store (East Village), 7pm – 8pm

The Strand will host a conversation with Daniel José Older, author of the New York Times best-selling YA series Shadowshaper Cypher, and Idra Novey, a translator-turned-novelist who interrogates linguistic boundaries in both her translations of Portuguese works and in her award-winning debut novel, Ways to Disappear. Free. 

A Memorial for Denis Johnson, Kaufman Concert Hall, 7:30pm

Celebrate the life of National Book Award winner Denis Johnson with Michael Shannon, Billy Crudup, Michael Cunningham, Arthur Bradford, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Cryer and others. Free. RSVP.

Armistead Maupin, Books are Magic (Brooklyn), 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Author Armistead Maupin will discuss his new memoir Logical Family. Free.


Beijing Opera, Schwartz Theater at SUNY College of Optometry (Midtown), 6pm, Free.

Angst, Crosby Street Hotel, 7pm, Free.


Babel Duet, Bowery Poetry Club (LES), 6pm, $10 suggested admission

Kenny Brown, The Kandinsky Effect, Elise Masanga, Tim Maiden, Pianos (LES), 6:30pm, $8.

Joy Again w/ Furnsss, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6:30pm, $10.

Kino Kimono, The Lounge Act, Hiccup, Funcrusher, Reanimadores, Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, $10-$12.

Jes Justice (Single Release Party), Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 8:15pm, $10.


The Peoples Mic Podcast Live Taping, Otto’s Shrunken Head (Greenwich Village), 2pm, $0-$5

Nat Townsen’s Downtown Variety Hour w/  Myq Kaplan (Netflix) and Lorraine Cink (Marvel), UCB East Village, 7:30pm, $7.

Comedy at the Grocery feat. Abby Rosenquist, Andrew Collin, Marie Faustin, Calise Hawkins, Dan Soder, hosted by Freddie Sheffield, Arlene’s Grocery (LES), 7:45pm, Free with RSVP, $5 at the door.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Jon Glaser, Jo Firestone, Tanel Joachim, etc., Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $5 – $8.

The Witching Hour feat. Sarah Kennedy, Carmen Lagala, Tiana Miller, Oni Francis and Phil Stamato, QED (Queens), 8:30pm, $5.

Free Comedy and Pizza feat. Fumi Abe, Derek Humphrey, Emily Winter, David Spector, Jordan Raybould, Josh Carter, Natasha Vaynblat, Stewart Fullerton, HiFi (Alphabet City), 9pm, Free. RSVP.

Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show feat. Jason Farr, Valete Graham, Will Cooper, Caroline Castro, Shalini Tripathi, Marie Denny, Nina Sharma, etc., Magnet Theater, 10:30pm, $7.



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